About New Orleans Business Alliance

A public-private partnership, the New Orleans Business Alliance is the official economic development organization for the City of New Orleans.

One of the few accredited economic development organizations worldwide, the New Orleans Business Alliance was formed in 2010 through a coalition of business and civic leaders to employ the best practices in economic development to position New Orleans as the ideal intersection of commerce and culture.

As the official economic development partnership for New Orleans and the hub of its business community, our goal is to continue to show the world that New Orleans is the best American city for business investment, quality of life and inclusive economic opportunity.

We’re also the ONLY economic development organization focused solely on growing the New Orleans economy.

The New Orleans Business Alliance is one of 62 International Economic Development Council accredited economic development organizations worldwide. Through our accredited status, we are committed to the best practices in economic development.

Our Mission:

As New Orleans moves past the celebration of her 300th birthday, we look to the next 300 years as New Orleans’ best years. Central to reaching that goal is our work in creating an economy for all New Orleanians.

Through inclusive and holistic economic development, all people of New Orleans are financially secure and prosperous through growth, opportunity and by eliminating economic disparity.  


At a foundational level, we engage in traditional economic development by focusing on marketing the strengths and assets of New Orleans to spur the city’s growth and economic diversity.

In addition to competitive advantages, we offer a pro-business environment in a location with unmatched culture and a quality of life.



We are committed to aiding our small business owners establish, grow and expand their companies, especially our local minority- and women-owned small enterprises.


New Orleans is a city of neighborhoods with residents that take tremendous pride in their communities. We seek to invigorate commercial corridors throughout the city. Our vibrant neighborhoods are part of New Orleans’ unique winning edge.


New Orleans seeks to create a city of lifelong learners. Each day, we connect employees and employers, creating economic opportunity through training and skill development.

Economic development is only important because people are important. Whether you’re a decision-maker looking to locate or expand, an entrepreneur creating the next Amazon or BET, a retailer searching for the right location, an employee looking for upward mobility or an employer looking for the best workforce, let the New Orleans Business Alliance be your guide.


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1250 Poydras St., Suite 2150
New Orleans, LA 70113
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